Archive for the ‘J-Pop’ Category




Kaho Nakamura 中村佳穂 is a very spirited indie pop singer-songwriter from Kyoto. She often improvises on the piano or synthesizer that creates her own style which makes her music memorable. Kaho rich sound is a mixture of rap, pop, soul, hip-hop, and jazz and doesn’t seem interested in self promotion.  Recommended.



Posted: December 22, 2018 in J-Pop
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Foi フォイ is a young talented indie pop singer-songwriter from Tokyo. Since her mother is Chinese, she attended school in China from elementary school to junior high school. Foi is a very experienced and competent musician with over 160 lives since 2015. Foi also won the Next New Age Music Award in 2018. Discography: Favorites: 1. 二人の口笛 2. Pink Boy collaboration with Luno 3. 午前3. She has a bright future and expect more music from her.

Pop Art Town are an energetic and competent indie pop band from the Osaka area. The band members are: VoSyn.さやぴ, GtCho.こーや, Ba.りょうちゃん, and Dr.しゅんさん. Pop Art Town came in 3rd place for eo music try a music competition for the Kansai area (Osaka, Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto). The band are friends since they attended the same vocational school together. Pop Art Town are a fun and entertaining band.

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Yasuyuki Horigome 堀込泰行 is a skillful and very talented singer-songwriter. He was a vocalist and guitarist for Kirinji with his brother Takaki Horigome until 2013. Yasuyuki has the rare ability of combining harmony and lyrics into a song. Some of his popular songs have been: 1. Aliens 2. Sweet Soul 3. Burning Shell. Recommended Yasuyuki still makes good songs.

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Mokera Mokera

Posted: September 10, 2018 in J-Pop
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Mokera Mokera are an indie pop band based in Osaka that originated in 2013. They are a professional band with a high quality sound and recently placed 1st place in the eonet music try 2018 a music contest based in the Kansai or Osaka area. Eonet music try encourages and promotes promising indie musicians in the Osaka area. Mokera Mokera presented videos shows the ability of the band. The four band members are: VoKey Mion, Gt Tanabe Yu, Ba Nakamura Yuta, and Dr. 本道の. Discography: 1st mini Album 瞬きとシャッター 1. あか 2. アネモネ 3. 恋が死ぬ 4. 嘘だよ 5. 瞬きとシャッター 6. メビウス. Recommended.



Qrion or Momiji Tsukada is a DJ and producer who currently lives in San Francisco but is originally from Sapporo, Japan. She began making sounds with her phone in high school. Qrion shared her music online and developed a following and in present times has toured the world. Her music mixes consist of house, deep house, electronic, electro, and pop and has produced works on Fool’s Gold, Carpark Records, and NestHQ labels. She has a lot of conscious depth and meaning to her music creations that separates her from others. Some of Qrion creativity and skill is evident in songs such as Idk, iPhone Bubbling, Beach, planet, and mizu. Recommended.


Posted: August 1, 2018 in J-Pop
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abenie うちだゆうare a relatively new four member indie pop group based out of Tokyo. They said they want to make fun j pop. They create mellow and relaxing music. In addition, their music is simple and not overproduced. My favorite songs of abenie are: 1. Paripi 2. Veranda 3. Meiku Wo Shitanara! 4. Horoscope ほしうらない5. Metropolis. They are worth listening to.